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At Centralia College, the Manufacturing programs include Electronics, Robotics, and Automation, Energy Technology, and Mechatronics.

Electronics, Robotics, & Automation

The ERA program prepares students with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills for high-demand careers in the computer, robotics, electronics, communications, and electronics fabrication industries. With a mixture of in-class instruction and hands-on training,  students receive comprehensive training in installation, fabrication, testing, maintenance, and repair of computers, electrical systems, electronics, and robotics systems.

Energy Technology

The Energy Technology program offers training in traditional sources of power generation as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. Centralia College is designated as Washington State’s Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and is supported by statewide energy industry and labor leaders.

Mechatronics

Mechatronics skills are applicable to such a broad range of fields that jobs for technicians with electro-mechanical skills is possible nearly everywhere around the globe.Centralia College's Mechatronics program exposes students to computer operation, networking and repair; mechanical and hydraulic system design and maintenance; industrial robotic programming and simulation; Allen Bradley and Siemens control system programming; and electronics troubleshooting, instrumentation, and repair.

Electronics, Robotics, & Automation

ERA technicians are employed in a variety of careers and are vital to many high technology industries. Graduates have found employment in positions within the computer industry, audio and pro-audio industry, test equipment manufacturing and calibration, automation and motor control, and the computer networking segment of the electronics industry.

Energy Technology

The program prepares students for entry-level positions, such as power plant assistant, control operator, technician, and other high voltage apprenticeships.

Mechatronics

Graduates can expect to find jobs in a wide range of fields, such as technicians for mechatronics, engineering, electrical and electronics, control systems, and general maintenance and robotics. Entry-level positions may include industrial maintenance mechanics or millwrights.

ERA Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis: Electronics, Robotics & Automation
Total Credits: 98

First year Certificate of Proficiency - Industrial Trades
Fall Quarter
  • TRDS 100 Industrial Safety - 5 credits
  • TRDS 110 Mechanical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 120 Mechanical Systems - 3 credits
  • HR 101 Human Relations 101 - 2 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I OR WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • TRDS 130 Fluid Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 140 Fluid Systems - 3 credits
  • TRDS 150 Print Reading - 2 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS* - 3 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness** - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • TRDS 160 CAD for Industry - 2 credits
  • TRDS 170 Electrical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • DET 103 Forklift* - 1 credit
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace* - 5 credits
  • TRDS 180 Electrical Systems - 3 credits
  • Welding Elective (WELD 151, 180, 181, or 182 recommended) - 5 credits

* Courses may be taken during summer quarter.

Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ERA 117 Advanced AC/DC Electronics - 4 credits
  • ERA 212 Digital Electronics - 4 credits
  • ERA 240 Amplifiers - 5 credits
  • MEC 260 Allen Bradley PLCs - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ERA 230 Robotic Controllers - 4 credits
  • MEC 220 Sensors & Instruments - 5 credits
  • IT 201 Network Technology I - 5 credits
  • MEC 260 Siemens PLCs - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ERA 235 Communication Sytems - 3 credits
  • ERA 170 Solid State Electronics - 4 credits 
  • ERA 276 Robotics Capstone - 3 credits
  • MEC 270 Industrial Robotics - 5 credits

Energy Technology - Power Operations Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis:
Energy Technology – Power Operations
Total Credits: 93

Recommended Electives

  • CAD 112 Computer Aided Drafting I - 5 credits
  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science - 5 credits
  • MEC 116 AC/DC Electronics - 4 credits
  • MEC 250 Industrial Electronics - 2 credits
  • PHYS& 100 Physics: Non-Science Majors - 5 credits
  • PPO 205 Power System Operator I - 5 credits
  • PPO 206 Power System Operator II - 5 credits
First year Certificate of Proficiency - Industrial Trades
Fall Quarter
  • TRDS 100 Industrial Safety - 5 credits
  • TRDS 110 Mechanical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 120 Mechanical Systems - 3 credits
  • HR 101 Human Relations 101 - 2 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I OR WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • TRDS 130 Fluid Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 140 Fluid Systems - 3 credits
  • TRDS 150 Print Reading - 2 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS* - 3 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness** - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • TRDS 160 CAD for Industry - 2 credits
  • TRDS 170 Electrical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • DET 103 Forklift* - 1 credit
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace* - 5 credits
  • TRDS 180 Electrical Systems - 3 credits
  • Welding Elective (WELD 151, 180, 181, or 182 recommended) - 5 credits

* Courses may be taken during summer quarter.

Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • PPO 100 Intro to Energy Industry - 5 credits
  • PPO 103 Electronic Distribution System - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • PPO 201 Plant System Boilers - 5 credits
  • PPO 205 Power System Operator I - 5 credits
  • PPO 202 Plant Maintenance - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • PPO 206 Power System Operator II - 5 credits
  • PPO 208 Hydroelectric Power - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits

 

Mechatronics Education Plan

Emphasis: Mechatronics
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits: 96

First year Certificate of Proficiency - Industrial Trades
Fall Quarter
  • TRDS 100 Industrial Safety - 5 credits
  • TRDS 110 Mechanical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 120 Mechanical Systems - 3 credits
  • HR 101 Human Relations 101 - 2 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I OR WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • TRDS 130 Fluid Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • TRDS 140 Fluid Systems - 3 credits
  • TRDS 150 Print Reading - 2 credits
  • IT 117 Intro to Windows OS* - 3 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness** - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • TRDS 160 CAD for Industry - 2 credits
  • TRDS 170 Electrical Systems Lab - 2 credits
  • DET 103 Forklift* - 1 credit
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace* - 5 credits
  • TRDS 180 Electrical Systems - 3 credits
  • Welding Elective (WELD 151, 180, 181, or 182 recommended) - 5 credits

* Courses may be taken during summer quarter.

Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • MEC 220 Sensors and Instruments - 5 credits
  • MEC 250 Industrial Electronics - 2 credits
  • MEC 261 Siemens PLCs - 3 credits
  • WELD 180 GTAW Welding - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BTEC 191 Work Experience Seminar - 1 credits
  • MEC 153 Hydraulic Systems - 5 credits
  • MEC 155 Preventative Maintenance - 3 credits
  • MEC 120 Machine Tool Operation - 6 credits
Spring Quarter
  • DET 102 Forklift Certification - 1 credit
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
  • MEC154 Electrohydraulics - 4 credits
  • MEC 190 Cooperative Work Experience - 5 credits
  • PPO 130 Industrial Safety - 5 credits

CONTACT

Jake Fay
Dean of Instruction
Healthcare and Industrial Trades
Office:  TEC 114E
360-623-8963
Email Jake Fay